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Effect of antibacterial and antifungal activities of sesamum indicum

Rao, Amita S and *, Rashmi.Kaup.S and *, Nayanatara AK and *, Kismat Anand and Poojary, Dharnappa and Pai, Sheila R (2013) Effect of antibacterial and antifungal activities of sesamum indicum. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 2 (5). pp. 1676-1680. ISSN 2277 – 7105

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Abstract

Rising prevalence of antibiotics-resistant strains of pathogenic microorganisms has been increased in the modern era. Recently, the search for substances with antimicrobial properties has gained a lot of importance, especially due to the increasing risk of infection in the ever-changing environment. The present study was aimed to determine the antimicrobial activity of sesamol against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Candida albicans. The antimicrobial activity was determined using the agar well diffusion method. The diameter of the clear zone of inhibition surrounding the well was measured. The aqueous extract of Sesamol had antimicrobial activity against Bacteria and fungus. It can be concluded that Sesamol may be considered as an antibacterial and antifungal agent and can be used as a source of antibiotic substance for possible treatment of bacterial and fungal infections.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sesamol, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Candida albicans
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Oral Surgery
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Physiology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2013 05:38
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2013 05:38
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/137262

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